Annotations for Bush at War : Inside the Bush White House


Baker & Taylor
A behind-the-scenes account based on hundreds of interviews with top officials surveys the first eighteen months of the Bush administration to consider how the president and his advisors are responding to unprecedented wartime circumstances and a faltering economy. 750,000 first printing.

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Baker & Taylor
An account based on interviews with top officials surveys the first eighteen months of the Bush administration to consider how the president and his advisors are responding to wartime circumstances and a faltering economy.

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Blackwell North Amer
Based on interviews with more than a hundred sources and four hours of exclusive interviews with the president, Bush at War reveals Bush's sweeping, almost grandiose, vision for remaking the world. "I'm not a textbook player, I'm a gut player," the president said.

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Book News
Adopting a largely uncritical and almost gossipy tone, Washington Post editor Woodward offers a "behind-the-scenes" narrative of the beginnings of George W. Bush's war making in Afghanistan and elsewhere. Woodward does appear to have been granted unprecedented access to what many consider to be the most secretive administration in American history, but that might leave one wondering how much the author was being managed by his subjects, Bush, Cheney, Powell, Rumsfeld, Rice, and Tenet. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Simon and Schuster
With his unmatched investigative skill, Bob Woodward tells the behind-the-scenes story of how President George W. Bush and his top national security advisers, after the initial shock of the September 11 attacks, led the nation to war. Extensive quotations from the secret deliberations of the National Security Council -- and firsthand revelations of the private thoughts, concerns and fears of the president and his war cabinet -- make Bush at War an unprecedented chronicle of a modern presidency in time of grave crisis. Based on interviews with more than a hundred sources and four hours of exclusive interviews with the president, Bush at War reveals Bush's sweeping, almost grandiose, vision for remaking the world. "I'm not a textbook player, I'm a gut player," the president said. Woodward's virtual wiretap into the White House Situation Room reveals a stunning group portrait of an untested president and his advisers, three of whom might themselves have made it to the presidency. Vice President Dick Cheney, taciturn but hard-line, always pressing for more urgency in Afghanistan and toward Iraq. Secretary of State Colin Powell, the cautious diplomat and loyal soldier, tasked with building an international coalition in an administration prone to unilateralism. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, the brainy agitator and media star who led the military through Afghanistan and, he hopes, through Iraq. National security adviser Condoleezza Rice, the ever-present troubleshooter who surprisingly emerges as perhaps the president's most important adviser. Bush at War includes a vivid portrait of CIA director George Tenet, ready and eager for covert action against terrorists in Afghanistan and worldwide. It follows a CIA paramilitary team leader on a covert mission inside Afghanistan to pay off assets and buy friends with millions in U.S. currency carried in giant suitcases. In Bush at War, Bob Woodward once again delivers a reporting tour de

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